To Have and Have Not

To Have and Have Not

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Influenced in equal parts by the Great Depression, and the Marxist ideology that fuelled the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War (on which Hemingway is reporting at the time), it is a blunt exploration of one man's struggles with economic hardships, the circumstances into which he is forced, and the decisions he is forced to make.One of his first novels set in the Western Hemisphere, To Have and Have Not tells the story of a fisherman forced by economic circumstances to run contraband from Cuba to the United States. It is a complex and layered narrative, combining two previously written short stories with a new novella.Ernest Hemingway is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and Pulitzer Prize.Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Publisher: New York : New Canadian Library, 2014.
ISBN: 9781551997582
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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May 03, 2018

I agree. The movie is really good but the book is in an entirely different universe. Is Puzo's " The Godfather" not as good as, if not better than its movie?. The story is the writer's to tell, but the the director's to interpret. The burden to succeed is greater for the director. But then there are the exceptions where a movie director succeeds in leaping into that "other wordly" experience. Curtiz was able to do so but a lot of the story had to be dropped and reconfigured for film.

Jun 22, 2017

Unexpectedly original in a unique way that cannot justify not watching the film.

Apr 10, 2013

The rare case where the film is much better than the book.

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